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More Bad News For Kabbalywood Inc.

More bad news for Kabbalah Centre Inc. as the IRS,  grand jury, and lawsuits pile-up.  Perhaps they need to just pour Kabbalah water on the tax files, and wrap the building in red string to ward off all the negative energy?

A former CFO told the NY Daily News, “I recently uncovered instances of income tax fraud . . . instances which could bankrupt several of the directors involved,” wrote former Chief Financial Officer Nicholas Vakkur in an August 2010 email obtained by the Los Angeles Times.”

My recent posts on the current troubles of the Centre having to do with Raising Malawi  have attracted attacks by rabid supporters who ascribe powers to leader Phillip Berg akin to the Baal Shem Tov, Moshe Chaim Luzatto, and Chaim Vital. The devotees conveniently ignore the investigative work done by journalists in Israel, England and the US that uncover many bogus claims made by the Center, the lives that have been ruined, marriages split up.

By claiming that Kaballah is the world’s leading source of truth and attracting mega-celebrity devotees, ironically, the Bergs have contributed to the popularity of Jewish mysticism more than any other family. They might also bring Jewish mysticism its greatest disgrace. Or that might be left up to Madonna herself.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Kabbalah Centre, a proponent of Jewish mysticism that attracted Madonna and other celebrities, said Friday that it will cooperate with a government tax investigation.

The nonprofit Los Angeles-based center and one of its charities, Spirituality for Kids, received government subpoenas concerning “tax-related issues,” the center said in a statement.

It will cooperate and intends to work closely with the Internal Revenue Service, the statement said.

A federal grand jury in New York also is investigating the center, according to subpoenas cited by the Los Angeles Times. Read more

Guy Ritchie: Spill the beans on the Kabbalah Centre

It is not suprising that Guy Ritchie dumped the Kabbalah Center – what is suprising is that it took him so long to figure out that it was fleecing him with a fake religion. Inevitably, Madonna and Ritchie have to split because the cult business advises its adherents to dump spouses that don’t practice its voodoo. As the Sun writes:

GUY RITCHIE and MADONNA’s marriage has been thrown deeper into meltdown after he told her he’s quitting Kabbalah.

Madge has become increasingly involved with the mystical Jewish religion, but her film director husband is a step closer to hitting the road after losing his faith….

Now a source close to the couple has revealed: “Guy has turned his back on Kabbalah once and for all.

“He has gone hot and cold on the religion in the past, but now he’s given up on it altogether. It has always been her thing and is more a part of her life than ever. “

Notice they call it a religion. Anyway, Ritchie now can do the right thing and spill the beans. 20/20, Radar, BBC and others have uncovered the unseemly truth behind this imposter religious leader and his minions. [Wow that sentence might be tough enough to get a letter from their lawyers.] Ritchie had access to the highest echelons and must have some damning stuff. But then again he wants to see his kids again. They have three kids together and his dumping on her high-priest many harm him in divorce court.

So will the Madonna Ritchi Split endanger the Kabob center? Most likely no, but it does offer us another opportunity to remind everyone of this not-harmless brainwashing cult business lurking in our backyard.